Long-detained immigrant families could soon face deportation

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers working with immigrant families detained by the U.S. government for more than a year say they’re worried the families could be deported as soon as this week. Six parents and six children could be placed on deportation flights as early as Wednesday, even though they continue to fight to win asylum, the lawyers said. The families say they were unfairly denied protections under several policies enacted by former President Donald Trump’s administration that courts later prohibited.last_img

What you are missing in your credit union videos

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meredith Olmstead Meredith Olmstead is the CEO and Founder of FI GROW Solutions, which provides Digital Marketing & Sales services to Community Financial Institutions. With experience working with FIs in markets of … Web: www.figrow.com Details Hopefully it’s not news to you that more and more people are watching streamed video online. According to Deloitte, U.S. internet users spend, on average, 38 hours each week watching streamed video content! So as we all spend more time watching video content, it’s important that your Credit Union or Community Bank stays relevant by producing video content to watch online.And according to Search Engine Journal, YouTube is the second most used search engine, behind only Google! WOW! If your Financial Institution isn’t in the mix you are truly missing out bigtime on this latest trend in consumer behavior.Often we hear from our clients that they just don’t know what kinds of videos they should make to take advantage of this shift to video content consumption. Well, here are a few ideas…Educational Video Content: How-to or DIY VideosThink with Google reports that 70% of millennials say they’ve used YouTube to learn how to do something new. So why not produce some great content that teaches your targets how to solve a problem they are having?If you want to target young people why not make a video on the ‘cheapest DIYs for your rental’? Or what about ‘how to make sure you get your security deposit back with these three easy tips’?Your videos shouldn’t just relate to financial products or services. Get creative and try to give your prospects some great tips they can use immediately!Inspiring Video Content: Customer or Member Testimonial VideosAdvertising research also reveals that the consumer’s emotional response to an ad has far greater influence on their reported intent to buy a product than does the ad’s content — by a factor of 3-to-1 for television commercials and 2-to-1 for print ads (Psychology Today).And just last year, 92 percent of buyers said that they sought out and read customer testimonials before making a purchase decision. Add in reviews on local listing sites that provide the opportunity to give feedback on a business. These are skyrocketing! As you can see from the BrightLocal chart below, since 2016, reviews on sites like Yelp, Facebook and Google have gone up dramatically and “Google is acquiring reviews at the fastest rate – new reviews jumped 278% in 2016 from 2015.”But what do reviews have to do with video?Well, customer testimonial videos are an incredibly powerful way to tell a positive story about your Financial Institution. And when you produce these kinds of videos, you will inevitably influence others to share similar stories. These testimonial videos can inspire new online reviews.Connecting your video content to your institution’s various local listing pages will make leaving a review that much easier. It’s a win-win!Entertaining Video Content: Fun Behind the Scenes Videos So many Credit Unions and Banks are making videos that are just plain BORING!! Instead, think outside the box. Highlight the personality of your staff and put a fun twist on the video content you create.Perhaps you could consider staff profile videos that show off the personal interests of your employees. Or make a seasonal video of the ugly sweater day at your local branches. You could do an Instagram take over by a staff member and have them make a funny video with their team during a long weekend conversion. Anything that shows off the human side of your brand works well on video.Learn more from the FI GROW Blog today or Contact Us for more information on how we can help your Financial Institution grow! ☺last_img read more

‘It’s a major shift in public policy’

first_imgNZ Herald 7 June 2015 Euthanasia-Free NZ has welcomed the court ruling on Lecretia Seales’ bid to allow a doctor to help her die.The group said it commended Justice David Collins on upholding the law, and agreed legislative change is the role of parliament, not the courts.Ms Seales died on Friday morning, shortly after learning that a judge ruled her doctor could not assist her to end her life without risk of prosecution.Renee Joubert, executive officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ, said she was relieved to read that Ms Seales had died comfortably, relatively quickly, and surrounded by loved ones — “not the long, painful death she feared”.“The legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide is not merely a matter of individual choice and should not be based on individual tragic cases,” Ms Joubert said.“It’s a major shift in public policy, with wider implications and unintended consequences for all of society that need to be carefully considered.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11461278last_img read more

These NFL quarterbacks are next in line to get paid after Patrick Mahomes

first_imgAfter Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed the most lucrative contract in sports history on Monday — a deal worth upwards of $503 million — other NFL quarterbacks have moved to the front of the line as the next to be paid massive amounts of money.Texans signal-caller Deshaun Watson referenced Mahomes’ deal in a tweet Monday afternoon, signifying his readiness to secure the bag. https://t.co/d7EoYdbx7k pic.twitter.com/KLVskTqrDS— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 6, 2020In addition to Watson, who will be a free agent after the 2021 season, Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston could receive long-term pay increases by the middle of next offseason. Lamar Jackson will probably also enter extension talks by then.MORE: NFL players react to Mahomes contractHere’s a look at the quarterback contract landscape following Kansas City’s historic agreement with Mahomes:Deshaun Watson, TexansAge: 242020 base salary: $1.1 millionYears left on contract: 2Outside of Jackson, Watson enters 2020 as perhaps the most underpaid player in the NFL. He has led the Texans to a 21-10 record over the past two seasons and thrown 52 touchdown passes to 21 interceptions. He has also rushed for almost 1,000 yards over that span.After trading top receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals earlier this offseason rather than paying him top dollar, Houston should be motivated to secure Watson as its franchise cornerstone. Coach and GM Bill O’Brien has repeatedly said he hopes to get a deal done sooner rather than later, though his tenure has been marked by head-scratching maneuvers.If the Texans aren’t willing to give Watson a big extension soon, then another team would be thrilled to nab him in free agency.Dak Prescott, CowboysAge: 262020 base salary: $31.4 millionYears left on contract: 1Prescott’s contract negotiations have become a meme of their own over the past year, with many fans unsure about whether he deserves a huge new deal and amused by the idea of Dallas maxing him out. When a shoddy report of the quarterback’s demands came out in May, social media jokes followed.So, a main part of the reactionary aftermath of Mahomes getting paid was what it would mean for Prescott, who threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns last year.Dak Prescott walking into jerry Jones office after seeing Pat Mahomes signed that 10 year contract extension with the chiefs pic.twitter.com/KslkOr6AEN— leo Ramirez (@Lovablejerkk) July 6, 2020Mahomes got a TEN YEAR deal.Dak Prescott walking into Jerry Jones’s office: pic.twitter.com/NtTmJPLT2d— Negro Bane/Tha Shark (@thashark316) July 6, 2020Dak Prescott to Jerry Jones after seeing Patrick Mahomes’ record breaking contract extension: pic.twitter.com/LjL8vUqfXg— 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙠¹⁷ (@MecoleMVP) July 6, 2020Dak Prescott going to Jerry Jones’ office after seeing the Mahomes deal pic.twitter.com/JetndyPTOS— Freddie Benson 2.0 (@FreeFreddie3) July 6, 2020Prescott will almost certainly get one of the most lucrative contracts in NFL history — but whether it comes from the Cowboys remains to be seen.Lamar Jackson, RavensAge: 232020 base salary: $1.3 millionYears left on contract: 3If anyone could match or surpass Mahomes in the near future, it would probably be Jackson. The 2019 NFL MVP expects to battle it out with Mahomes for the title of league’s best player over the next decade, and with another standout (and healthy) season, he can start filling out what should be a blank check from Baltimore. Jameis Winston, SaintsAge: 262020 base salary: $952,000Years left on contract: 1Winston does not have anywhere near the standing of Watson or Prescott, and even if he takes full advantage of his one-year “prove it” deal in New Orleans, he likely won’t come near what they’ll make.Still, the 2015 No. 1 overall pick could follow in the footsteps of other inconsistent passers who have been paid handsomely over the past decade. Matt Schaub got $62 million from the Texans, Mike Glennon got $45 million from the Bears and Kirk Cousins got $66 million from the Vikings. Matt Flynn got $19.5 million from the Seahawks essentially because of one good game for Green Bay.Teams desperate for quarterback help often do illogical things, and Winston’s pedigree could be persuasive if he’s called upon and shows promise.last_img read more